AND, if we lose the Second Amendment through all of this foolishness, I FIRMLY believe that it will be through the seemingly innocuous Background Checks.
The first time I bought a gun I submitted to a Background Check. It didn't take very long, perhaps 5 or 10 minutes. I bought the gun without incident.
But then, I reflected back on the event. My intent was to buy a gun, NOT apply for a security clearance. In its essence, a gun is a TOOL. I wanted to by a TOOL. Why is it that a security clearance is required for a gun but NOT for a machete or a sledgehammer? Why is it not required for the purchase of fireworks on the Fourth Of July? After all, explosives can be weapons. So can machetes and sledgehammers.